the Weekly Blog wk36
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Mid-week football taking place this week
Thursday 7 Sep (Euro 2024 qualifiers)
7.45 France v Republic of Ireland
7.45 Slovenia v Northern Ireland
Friday 8 Sep (Euro 2024 qualifiers)
7.45 Cyprus v Scotland
Each week there is a great themed quiz , so you can include an extra round or simply use as additional quiz content. The answers are on the PDF download, just click the download button at the bottom of this page.
1 Elvis only ever performed live in the USA and which other country? Was it Scotland, Mexico, Germany or Canada?
2 What was Elvis Presley’s regal nickname?
3 What was the last Elvis Presley single to be released during his lifetime, that topped the UK charts shortly after his death?
4 Heartbreak Hotel stands at the end of which street?
5 Which British band topped the singles chart in 1993 with a cover of the Elvis classic, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’?
6 Which Hollywood star played Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager in the 2022 film ‘Elvis’?
7 Elvis fans gathered by his graveside last month to mark which anniversary of his death?
8 What did Elvis buy from Mrs Ruth Brown in 1957?
9 What was Elvis Presley’s first hit single, a song inspired by a newspaper article about a local suicide?
10 Three weeks following his death, how many Elvis albums entered the UK Album Chart setting a new all-time record? Was it 6, 12, 20 or 30?
This week's favourite one-liner
I’ve just seen a programme on TV about the world’s biggest fan. I’m totally blown away.
This week in History
1880 WG Grace scored 152 in his debut Test Cricket innings, v Australia at The Oval.
1894 London taxi driver George Smith became the first to be fined for drunk driving.
1916 The 1st true supermarket, the ‘Piggly Wiggly’ is opened in Memphis, Tennessee.
1943 Rita Hayworth married Orson Welles.
1956 Elvis Presley first appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’.
1960 Alfred Hitchcock’s classic ‘Psycho’ went on general release.
1978 Keith Moon died.
1985 Sri Lanka scored their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India.
1991 Nirvana released ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’.
1993 ‘The X-Files’ starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson made its TV debut.
2007 Luciano Pavarotti died.
2008 A major fire in the Channel Tunnel resulted in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.
2009 Peter Andre and Katie Price were divorced after 3 years of marriage.
2015 Queen Elizabeth II became Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months.
2018 Burt Reynolds died.
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WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays
Michael Keaton 72
Idris Elba 51
Macy Gray 56
Max George 35
Pippa Middleton 40
Shirley Ballas 63
Roger Waters 80
Gloria Gaynor 80
Martin Freeman 52
Bruno Fernandes 29
David Aequette 52
Slim Thug 43
Adam Sandler 57
Michael Buble 48
Hugh Grant 63
Luka Modric 38
Jack Grealish 28
Colin Firth 63
Harry Connick Jr 56
Chrissie Hynde 72
Tim Henman 49
Greg Rusedski 50
Kerry Katona 43
Gok Wan 49
Carol Decker 66
Guy Ritchie 55
Tom Watson 73
THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Here’s a question that made me laugh but didn’t make it onto this week’s quizzes and was left on the cutting room floor. (answer on the pdf download)
What stays the same size no matter how much they weigh?
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